A 27-year-old female asked:
i will be getting permanent eyeliner makeup on my eyes. she said to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin to prevent tearing & swelling. can i use allegra instead?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Don't see how: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin would not do anything for the inflammation from being tattooed. Perhaps it is just a myth. Allegra in fact is a more potent antihistamine than Claritin.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Does having celiac disease make a woman more prone to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Why can arm swelling and pain happen after breast cancer surgery?
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General Surgery 34 years experience
Lymphedema: An essential part of breast cancer staging is the removal of some of the lymph nodes under the armpit. The lymphatic system's job includes draining tissue fluid and bringing it back into the circulation. Lymph node removal short-circuits this process leading to the risk of chronic swelling, or lymphedema. The less nodes removed, the lower the risk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can I prevent inflammation of stomach lining due to blood thinner plavix (clopidogrel)?
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Cardiology 55 years experience
Take with food: Do not take the medicine on an empty stomach and it sometimes is helpful to take medicines such as antacids that are used to treat gastritis. Many people can take Plavix (clopidogrel) without problems. Some of the medications can interfere with the action of the Plavix (clopidogrel) so consult your physician.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
There is no swelling or extreme pain. But there is bleeding during strained bowel movement. Could this be internal hemorrhoids?
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Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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West Fargo, ND
A 49-year-old female asked:
4 months ago I had total knee replacements(both) and I still have swelling, burning, sharp needle like pains is this normal? What are the signs if one is allergic to the metal in the knee replacement (both)
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Can be normal: Some pain and swelling can be normal at this stage. May take close to 1 full year for complete resolution with good therapy. Signs of metal allergy include persistent pain and swelling, skin rashes, including hives , and x-ray findings of component loosening. A sample of the metal, provided by the implant company, can be taped to your arm to confirm. Ask your surgeon.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2018
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